Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) and Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) announced that MLB.TV, one of the largest subscription video offerings on the Internet, is available today in North America on the PlayStation 3 and it will be the first and only gaming console to stream live baseball games in High Definition (HD). The combination of the PS3 system’s technical capabilities and MLBAM’s ground-breaking live high definition streaming technology provides the necessary infrastructure to make this platform partnership the industry benchmark for streaming live HD content to the home.
Jack Tretton, president and chief operating officer, SCEA is pleased with this partnership and what it can bring to fans of baseball. He said, “MLB.com is the perfect partner to showcase the power and potential of PS3 as an in-home platform for all types of entertainment: games, TV, movies, original content and now, live, HD access to America’s favorite pastime. We are excited for our customers who don’t live near their favorite team and can now see every game, and keep an eye on the rest of the league, too, as this season promises to include many record-breaking moments that they won’t want to miss”.
With the PS3 and PlayStationNetwork, MLB.TV subscribers receive a superior visual and interactive experience with an array of features built and designed exclusively for use in the PS3 ecosystem. Some of the features include:
• Home and Away Feeds – Choose to watch either the home or away broadcast feed.
• Live Game DVR Functionality – Use the live video overlay to pause and rewind live games or fast-forward back to live game action.
• Scrollable Linescore – Go directly to any half-inning to watch only that portion of the game.
• MLB Scoreboard – Scrollable league-wide scoreboard for each day’s games in three modes: Pre-game with scheduled starting pitchers; Live with up-to-the-minute game status; and Post-game with final pitching decisions and archived feed selection.
• Favorite Team Selection – Pick a favorite team or teams to be featured first on the daily scoreboard.
• Calendar Schedule – Scroll through the entire 2010 Major League Baseball schedule in calendar format or the user-designated favorite team’s schedule.